Let's save the trees - Online testing to the rescue

Year: 1997

Author: Alagumalai, Sivakumar Anderson, Jonathan

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Traditionally, the process of much research commences with a survey/test done on paper and culminates into transforming the data from the hard-copies to a digital form on the computer before any statistical analysis can be attempted. This can be a huge undertaking, especially if numerous test instruments are used so as to understand or answer a comprehensive research question. At the end of the study, the 'used' hard-copies are destroyed or 'recycled'. This can be both an expensive and time-consuming activity. This paper examines an approach and trial of online testing, and also highlights advantages online testing has over traditional methods of data collection. Technical details of setting-up an online test are discussed.